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July 23, 2004



Well, shouldn't the prcodut of those workers go to support their children, and their children's children, and their children's children's children, and so on in perpetuity?Eventually we'll have a whole new leisure class made up entirely of those whose ancient ancestors produced some piece of intellectual "property." Because, unlike real property, which will some day whither and crumble to dust (even the pyramids), intellectual property doesn't have to have an expiry date. All we need is an army of lawyers to copyright every permutation possible, and we're set.

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